Woman scalds husband with boiling hot porridge
A 26-YEAR-OLD Pumula woman was on Friday last week arraigned before a magistrate at Western Commonage Court after she allegedly poured boiling porridge on her husband during a fight.
Appearing before Mrs Lindiwe Mbizvo, Sijabulile Moyo pleaded guilty to domestic violence as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act Chapter 15:10 “Physical Abuse’’.
She was remanded in custody to October 5 when a medical report would be presented to ascertain the extent of the injuries. The prosecutor, Mrs Fiona Denhere-Ncube, told the court that on September 21 at around 3pm the accused returned home from a meeting in town and started preparing lunch.
Her husband, Qiniso Tshuma (25), came into the house and a misunderstanding ensued between them with Moyo accusing Tshuma of having affairs with three women that live in the area.
The argument turned ugly when Tshuma struck Moyo across the face with an open palm. Moyo responded by pouring a pot of boiling porridge that was on the stove on Tshuma, resulting in him sustaining serious burns on his arms, hands and stomach.
Due to the injuries, the complainant is having difficulties walking. Tshuma was rushed to Pumula Clinic for treatment where he was advised to go to the police, leading to the arrest of the accused. Police referred Tshuma to Mpilo Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, appearing before the same court, a 27-year-old Pumula man was slapped with a US$50 fine or three months in prison after he was found driving a commuter omnibus without the requisite five years’ driving experience.
This comes as police have launched a crackdown on public transport drivers who do not have five years’ driving experience as required by the law.
Faro Sithole was convicted on his own plea of guilt when he appeared before Ms Lindiwe Mbizwo facing charges of driving a public service vehicle without five years’ driving experience as defined in Section 4 (a) of the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicle) regulation 2006 SI 168/06.
The prosecutor, Mr Tony Kamujariwa, told the court that on September 21 at about 8am the omnibus the accused was driving was stopped by police at a roadblock along Khami Road with 15 passengers aboard.
After examination of his driver’s licence, he was found not to have five years’ driving experience as required by the law, leading to his arrest.